The Not-So-Secret Plan to End Gay Marriage

I’m sorry. The original story called it a secret plan, but if they wrote about it for millions to read, it’s secret no more.

Two notorious TV hosts have a secret plan to end equal marriage, and apparently it’s hiding inside their closet.

Twin brothers David and Jason Benham became famous among evangelicals in 2014 when their house-flipping TV reality show was cancelled over their anti-gay activism.

The pair, hosts of HGTV series Flip It Forward, were axed after TV execs were made aware that they had long records of religious anti-LGBT activism.

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MS is Most Anti-LGBT State

I live in a state which shares a border with Mississippi. After reading this, I find myself not caring that the state is often left out of the narrative of hurricane coverage. With all this hate why should we remember they exist? Maybe I should feel some measure of happiness that they didn’t entirely exclude heterosexual people in their machinations.

This week, one of the nation’s most sweeping religious exemption laws, which allows for widespread discrimination based on “sincerely held religious beliefs of moral convictions,” went into effect in Mississippi. The law permits religious organizations to discriminate against same-sex couples, transgender people, unmarried couples, and people having sex outside of marriage—including single parents and heterosexual couples—in housing and employment. HB 1523 also authorizes government officials to refuse to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

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SCOTUS to Hear Wedding Cake Case

I see now that after three years, the Supreme Court has finally decided to hear the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

I will probably come across as the biggest ignoramus of the 21st century, but if someone doesn’t want to do business with you, why bother? Is it because they’re the cheapest bakery in town? Is it because they are the only bakery in town? Is it because you sincerely like their work and are just dying to have one of their cakes on your special day? Is it just because they are anti-lgbt? From my ignorant point of view, that’s just a little less business that they will be getting and someone else will benefit from. You can change hate in court. These so-called Christians only understand hate, never love. I’m open to hearing from anyone on this matter.

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would hear the case of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, teeing up the country’s highest stakes legal showdown about whether laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination can violate religious people’s constitutional rights.

The justices granted certiorari to hear the case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in its next term, which begins in October.

“We were surprised,” Kristen Waggoner, general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious legal group representing the baker, said in an interview with BuzzFeed News on Monday morning. The high court had been silent on the case for months, leading many legal experts to believe the court would reject it.

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Homophobic Farmer Banned from Sales

I love how homophobes are so hypocritical. It’s okay for this dude to express his First Amendment Rights of Free Speech, but it’s no okay for him to be punished for infringing on someone else’s civil rights.

A farmer from Michigan is suing the city of East Lansing, Michigan after he was banned from selling produce in a farmer’s market because of a homophobic Facebook post.

Stephen Tennes is a farmer on the outskirts of East Lansing and also rents his land out for weddings.

His farm quickly became a popular location for the joyous celebrations, but in December the farmer announced that he would only permit heterosexual marriages on his premises.
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State Department’s ‘Evil’ Gay Agenda

It’s really sad that politicians can’t seem to let go of the lime light even when their constituents have clearly told them to go away. I’m quite sure the perceived Gay Agenda would go away if you’d only take YOUR religion our of your politics.

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said the State Department has been pushing an “evil” gay agenda on other countries. And that, she added, could come to an end during Donald Trump’s presidency.

Speaking to Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on his “Washington Watch” radio show last week, Bachmann claimed the United States under President Barack Obama had used government money to push a pro-LGBTQ agenda.

“We’ve seen such evil come out of our State Department, unfortunately, where financial incentives are withheld from countries unless they advance, for instance, the gay agenda,” Bachmann said in comments posted online by Right Wing Watch.

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Hateful RSVP to Gay Wedding

You know, if you’re gonna spew hate, at least have the balls to put your name to it and OWN your hate.

After about nine years together, Keith and Chad were ready to tie the knot near their Canton, Ohio home. They’d planned everything and worked to make their dream come true. They’d painted their own decorations, created handmade gifts, and even built their own cake stand. Yet just 30 days before their special day, they received an “RSVP” from one of their invited guests that was almost too cruel to believe.

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Bus drivers hand out anti-gay leaflets disguised as Christmas gifts

This is wrong on so many levels. Christians don’t like when other religions push their agenda on Christians, yet feel it’s perfectly valid for them to do it.

Parents have reacted angrily after their children came home with anti-same sex marriage leaflets – which had been disguised as Christmas presents.

The children were presented with golden envelopes when they boarded the bus home from school, assuming it was a kind gift from their driver.

A sticky note on the envelope read: “To the wonderful people who care for me everyday! Merry Christmas”.

However the kids and their parents were stunned to find a leaflet from anti-LGBT group Marriage Alliance inside the post.

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Xtian Filmmakers File Suit Against MN Anti-Discrimination Law

No one has yet put this couple in the position of having to accept or reject the filming of any weddings, yet they feel the need to sue the state of Minnesota because they’re afraid they might be asked to film a gay wedding. Never mind that they don’t even advertise wedding filming of ANY kind on their website. Still, apparently the mere thought makes them quake in their Christian boots. I’m sure if they keep advertising their hate loud enough, though, smart LGBT folks will steer very widely around them. Maybe they’ll survive on that hate, maybe they won’t.

A heterosexual Christian couple is suing the state of Minnesota because they’re scared they will have to film a gay wedding… even though no one has asked them to.

Carl and Angel Larsen run St Cloud video production company Telescope Media Group, and claim that their production company carries out filming work to bring “glory to God”.

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New Regime Leadership: Jeff Sessions

I think I’m going to start a new series which I hope you all will contribute to as we fall into lives under a new regime. I admit I don’t go searching for news. I mainly post what I come across on Facebook or the handful of news sites I look at. So if you know of others that might fall under this New Regime Leadership series, please please share.

The man President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his attorney general pick is a vocal opponent on issues like same-sex marriage and federal hate-crimes legislation, raising concerns among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community,

“It is deeply disturbing that Jeff Sessions, who has such clear animus against so many Americans — including the LGBTQ community, women and people of color — could be charged with running the very system of justice designed to protect them,” Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, said in a statement.

“When Donald Trump was elected, he promised to be president for all Americans, and it is hugely concerning and telling that he would choose a man so consistently opposed to equality as one of his first — and most important — cabinet appointees,” Griffin added.

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Nike Drops Manny Pacquiao For Saying Gay People ‘Are Worse Than Animals’

Personally, I think people who hit each other for “fun” is pretty barbaric and animalistic. I don’t claim to know every word of the bible, but I’m pretty sure Jesus never compared people to animals on any level.

Nike has dropped Manny Pacquiao after the boxer, who is running for a seat in the Philippines senate and has been very public about his opposition to same-sex marriage in the past, said that gay people are “worse than animals.”

“Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations?” Pacquiao said on a Filipino television station this week. “If you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals.”

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